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THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. SPONSOR’S EDITION. NICOLAY AND HAY. Complete in 12 volumes. A gorgeous set in remarkable condition.

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THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. SPONSOR’S EDITION. NICOLAY AND HAY. Complete in 12 volumes. A gorgeous set in remarkable condition.

by Nicolay & Hay

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.By Nicolay & Hay.Complete in 12 volumes.SPONSOR'S EDITION.
This set is considered the definitive edition of Lincoln's Works.In BRAND NEW condition, despite the age.
This being THE DEFINITIVE EDITION OF LINCOLN'S WORKS.First Edition/First Printing of the Sponsor's Edition;The rare and highly desirable SPONSOR'S EDITION for subscriber's only.In the original leather binding.
This is set # 251.
IN ABSOUTLEY FLAWLESS & BRAND NEW CONDITION.


Copyrighted as 1905.
Edited by NICOLAY & HAY.Complete in 12 volumes.Copyright 1905.This set is not dated, but historical record of the Lincoln Memorial University, dates this set as 1926.This set is considered the definitive edition of Lincoln's Works.

Bound in the original leather bindings.
In ABSOLUTELY FINE condition.FINE is the highest book grade.In the best condition obtainable. This set is actually in Fine/New condition.

The original cardstock slipcases are still present with this set.
The original cardstock slipcases are splitting, but will be included for the protection of the books.
They were never intended to last this long.
The books are FINE/NEW.
The original cardstock slipcases are splitting.
Most sets for sale are generally lacking the original fragile cardstock slipcases.
This set still retains the original slipcases, which helps explain the condition.
The original fragile cardstock slipcases are splitting, as they were not intended to last for over 100 years.
But they are still present with this set!
The books will be well protected, and removed from the slipcases for better protection during shipping. The slipcases will ship separate.

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These require approximately 18 inches of shelf space.These are large books measuring roughly 9.25 inches tall.


LINCOLN'S COMPLETE WORKS, EDITED BY NICOLAY AND HAY

LINCOLN, Abraham. The Complete Works. [Harrogate, Tennessee]: Lincoln Memorial University, [1926]. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original leather binding, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened.

Limited "Sponsors' Edition" of the definitive edition of Lincoln's works, illustrated with photogravures and facsimiles, including a frontispieceportrait in each volume.

Nicolay, Lincoln's private secretary, "enjoyed the full intimate friendship of the President… few men were as close to Lincoln as Nicolay or so fully enjoyed his confidence" (DAB VII: 511). After serving as Lincoln's assistant and confidant, Hay achieved literary fame as the co-author of the definitive biography of Lincoln, and for his skill in helping edit Lincoln's Complete Works (first published beginning in 1894). Lincoln Memorial University, founded in 1897, produced this edition in 1926 not only to fund its endowment but also "to open a fountain of Lincolniana to which all true Americans will repair to refresh their faith in, and love and zeal for, American ideals and institutions." The text is issued from the plates of the "New and Enlarged Edition," which was first published in 1905. See Monaghan 1471



This was a rare and limited release.
CONDITION:Exceptionally fresh and well preserved. Exceedingly rare in this condition.This set is actually in FINE condition. I don't don't even see any shelf rubs.

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Bookseller
Merchants Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
5018I
Title
THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. SPONSOR’S EDITION. NICOLAY AND HAY. Complete in 12 volumes. A gorgeous set in remarkable condition.
Author
Nicolay & Hay
Format/binding
Leather
Book condition
Used - FINE
Jacket condition
Original Card stock Slipcases
Quantity-available
1
Edition
Sponsor’s Edition
Publisher
Lincoln Memorial University
Date Published
1905, [1926]
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